Derek Elkison

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This is what a comet disintegrating in space looks like

A comet 67 million miles from Earth broke apart as it flew toward the sun and the Hubble Space Telescope snapped some beautiful images of the cosmic …

Astronomy

Why Is Socialism So Damned Attractive?

<i>What is the attraction of socialism?</i> The Cato Institute held a policy forum Wednesday to consider that question, featuring talks from the moral …

25 wonderful walks into the history of the world

Ancient trails, legendary landscapes and pilgrim’s paths... From laid-back wanders to the planet’s most challenging hikes, these are the walks that …

Geometric Socialist Remnants Still Leave a Mark in the Balkans

Through her candid snapshots of locals set in these scenes, Benedetta’s work shows that Eastern European countries have...<p>Photo by Benedetta...<p>On a journey through Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, Benedetta seems to find vibrant expressions of self...<p>Photo by Benedetta...<p>Photo by …

Exploring the Strange Pleasures of Cockaigne, a Medieval Peasant’s Dream World

The birds fly right into your mouth, and there isn’t animal poop everywhere!<p>A 16th-century vision of Cockaigne as a land of shameful laziness and …

The 15 most scenic bike trails across America

The best hiking trails in America may take you trekking past some of nature’s magnificent vistas, but biking is the way to go if you’re looking to …